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Affinity Federal Credit Union Expands North Market Team in NY and CT

Basking Ridge, N.J. (March 28, 2019) – Affinity Federal Credit Union announced today the addition of three new hires to its North Market branches: Joseph Vereline, business banker in the Norwalk, CT; Hugo Ramirez, member development officer in Norwalk and New Haven, CT; and Ismael Cortijo, mortgage loan officer in Greenburgh, NY.

Joe Vereline

• With almost 10 years of business banking experience throughout NY and CT, Joseph Vereline will work closely with business owners to help them understand their financial profiles and determine the right steps to reach their business goals. Before joining Affinity, Joseph was a vice president, business banker with Bank of America.


• Working closely with members at the Norwalk and New Haven branches, Hugo Ramirez looks forward to educating local communities about the benefits of belonging to a credit union and the importance of financial wellness. Hugo joins Affinity with more than 18 years of banking experience, having previously worked at First County Bank and Patriot National Bank.


Ismael Cortijo joins Affinity’s mortgage loan officer team and will be stationed in the Greenburgh, NY branch to further grow support for mortgage offerings in the region. Having previously worked as a mortgage lender in NY, Ismael specializes in working with first-time homebuyers and assisting members with their best options for purchasing and refinancing their mortgages. Before joining Affinity, he was an area sales manager at US Mortgage Corporation.

“Affinity is committed to expanding its wide array of offerings in its North Market and continuing to support the needs of our members,” says Jacqui Kearns, Chief Brand Officer at Affinity Federal Credit Union. “We are thrilled to welcome these new additions to our ever-growing branches in New York and Connecticut and cannot wait to see the positive impact on they will make in these communities.”

For additional information about Affinity Federal Credit Union, or to speak with an executive from the company, contact Anjelica Sena of Stern Strategy Group at or (908) 325-3873.

About Affinity Federal Credit Union:
With more than 20 branches across the tri-state area, Affinity is the largest credit union headquartered in the state of New Jersey, proudly ranking in the top 2% of all credit unions in terms of asset size1. It is a member-owned, not-for-profit, full-service financial institution federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). For more information,visit